Fulfill Food Bank Announces New Vice President of Development and External Relations and New Board Member
Neptune, New Jersey, June 5, 2022 – Fulfill Food Bank is proud to announce that Kelly Lankau Watts will serve as its new Vice President of Development and External Relations. Suzanne Parchment, a human resources executive, also joins the Board of Trustees at Fulfill.
Watts has worked in the non-profit sector for her entire career, mostly in New Jersey. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in nonprofit leadership, including development and communications.
“Kelly has a strong track record of success in organizational growth, fundraising, and building strategic partnerships. She has successfully led capital campaigns, annual campaigns, individual and major gift programs, and more. In addition, she has managed communications and external relations strategies for several organizations to share stories of impact and to build public awareness for those organizations,” said Triada Stampas, CEO and President, Fulfill. “We look forward to her leading our Development and External Relations team at Fulfill so that we can continue to help our neighbors in need.”
Kelly led the efforts to build the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Education Center & Museum in Holmdel, NJ and served as their executive director for 17 years. She has also led development and communications efforts at Rutgers School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, Boys and Girls Clubs of Mercer County, and, most recently, New Brunswick Tomorrow. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University.
Suzanne Parchment, formerly the Talent Management Administrator and Manager of Programs at Fulfill, and the current Senior Director of Human Resources at The Arc of Monmouth, also joins Fulfill’s Board of Trustees as its newest member.Suzanne earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and her Master of Arts degree from Rutgers University. She has served as the Program Director of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Jersey Shore Chapter and is currently their Teen Advisor. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Monmouth County Alumni Chapter.
“We welcome Kelly and Suzanne to our leadership team at Fulfill. We are looking forward to having these experts in their respective fields make their mark at Fulfill as we continue our hard work to fight food insecurity at the Jersey Shore,” said Lauren Holman, Fulfill’s Board Chair.
“I would also like express our sincere gratitude to Joseph Leone Introna for his hard work and dedication to Fulfill as he steps down from his role as a Trustee. We appreciate all his efforts to help families and children in Monmouth and Ocean Counties,” added Holman.
About Fulfill Food Bank
Fulfill has been providing food for families at the Jersey Shore for more than thirty years. Fulfill made sure our neighbors in need had nourishment during economic storms, Superstorm Sandy, and now the pandemic. We supply food to nearly 300 feeding agencies in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, including soup kitchens, food pantries, and shelters, providing food for families, children, seniors, veterans, and more.
Fulfill is still experiencing high volume, currently serving 972,000 meals per month. In fact, the demand for food at the Jersey Shore is still 22% higher than before the pandemic.
Ending hunger in our communities is a complex challenge, so Fulfill provides a full suite of programs to provide the resources people need to become self-sufficient. Fulfill’s Resource Connections Team members assist with applications for SNAP (food stamps), affordable health care, and Medicaid. They also assist with affordable housing applications, budgeting and money management, utility expenses, and senior services.
Fulfill has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for more than twelve consecutive years. This distinction means Fulfill, a 501 (c)3 charitable organization, outperformed most charities in America in areas of efficiency, fiscal integrity, and effectiveness. In fact, 95 cents of every dollar donated to Fulfill goes directly to feeding the hungry in our community. Learn more about Fulfill by following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, and share our posts to help raise awareness about hunger. To donate or volunteer, go to fulfillnj.org. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.